Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK?

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Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#1 » by clyde21 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 pm

I think that's close to being indisputable at this point, right?

Who has an argument over him? Oliver Kahn? Peter Schmeichel?
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#2 » by Baphomet » Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 pm

I'd say he has a very good case given his massive longevity at the top level, along with Kahn. In terms of accolades Iker Casillas is right there with him, but of course a lot of that is down to the quality of his team mates (as is the case with any all time great). Edwin Van der Sar was a monster for some time as well.

Lev Yashin is often mentioned as one of if not the greatest goalkeeper of all time, and obviously massive quality aside, it's hard to know how much of that verges on folklore given that he never played for a top club in a major league.

I don't think there will ever be a consensus GOAT goalkeeper, though. There are so many factors and variables at play. Gigi will be remembered in the pantheon of greats, that's all that matters.
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#3 » by Dallas2020 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:32 am

Yes, pretty much no argument there.
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#4 » by Hellcrooner » Wed May 16, 2018 4:56 am

IN soccer its not posible to speak accurately about " goats".

diferente eras , different situations. different viewers wathicng different game sn differnt countrys for decades its absolutely imposible.

Some names you would hear about if talking about great goalkeepers.......

Platko
Zamora
Banks
Costa Pereira
Yashin
Carbajal
Iribar
Zoff
Pat jennings
Schumacher
Pfaff
Van Breukelen
Zegna
Shilton
Zubizarreta
Smeichel
Van der Sar
PAgliuca
Khan
Buffon
Casillas
and so on and on
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#5 » by danfantastk32 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:03 am

SEAMAN!!!!

Hell....I don't know. Just wanted to say seaman
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#6 » by Hellcrooner » Wed May 16, 2018 5:04 pm

danfantastk32 wrote:SEAMAN!!!!

Hell....I don't know. Just wanted to say seaman


no you dont

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#7 » by danfantastk32 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:18 pm

We could prob do this all day. Everyone has the occasional Derp moment.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSLYkWJ0QUA
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#8 » by danfantastk32 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:20 pm

sorry it looks like footage from WW1. Ridiculous how poorly sports footage seems to age.
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#9 » by Baphomet » Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm

I think we can at least agree that the worst goalkeeper of all time is Harry Kane:



edit: Actually nevermind, he's still better than Joe Hart.
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#10 » by HIF » Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 am

Buffon is fantastic.

Gordon Banks is the greatest of all time :-)
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#11 » by HIF » Fri May 18, 2018 9:28 am

Hellcrooner wrote:IN soccer its not posible to speak accurately about " goats".

diferente eras , different situations. different viewers wathicng different game sn differnt countrys for decades its absolutely imposible.

Some names you would hear about if talking about great goalkeepers.......

Platko
Zamora
Banks
Costa Pereira
Yashin
Carbajal
Iribar
Zoff
Pat jennings
Schumacher
Pfaff
Van Breukelen
Zegna
Shilton
Zubizarreta
Smeichel
Van der Sar
PAgliuca
Khan
Buffon
Casillas
and so on and on



2 Leicester City goalkeepers there.
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Re: Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#12 » by Riko » Sat May 19, 2018 8:30 pm

Yes, he is. Or, at least, in the modern era.
btw I read Van der Sar and laughed so hard I fell of the chair.
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Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT GK? 

Post#13 » by Foye » Sun May 20, 2018 1:59 pm

Hellcrooner wrote:
danfantastk32 wrote:SEAMAN!!!!

Hell....I don't know. Just wanted to say seaman


no you dont

:lol: :lol: :lol:




Not as good as Piplica

Sad to see Buffon go, though. Great keeper!

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